Private In-Home Training
Receive private training for your dog in the comfort of your own home.
Each session typically lasts 60 minutes and is very thorough. Most clients purchase sessions in packages of 4, however sessions can be purchased individually too.
We offer 3 types of Training Packages that can be customized according to your training goals:
Basic Obedience/Puppy Kindergarden: this course is for dogs with little or no previous training and provides the foundation for all future courses. All sessions consist of a 10 minute lecture on topics that are crucial for proper mental, emotional and physical development to ensure that your dog grows into a well-rounded and stable adult dog. Topics include puppy developmental stages, dog safety, handling skills, grooming (nails, teeth, brushing, etc), pet safety, potty training, socialization, greeting new people and animals, and responsible pet ownership. Then we show you how to teach the commands that will be cover that day, then together you and Jessica or Kate will practice teaching them to your dog. You will receive handouts and be assigned homework to prepare for the next lesson. Lessons are very thorough and you will learn a LOT about dogs, the canine mind and how it works, how to structure a mutually beneficial and trusting relationship with your dog, and how to raise your dog to be mentally and emotionally well-rounded, thereby preventing future behavior problems. All puppies have the option of taking the AKC Puppy Star test at the end of the course.
Cost: $350 + Mileage (if outside service area). Includes four 1-hour sessions, behavior assessment, clickers and owner's manual. Additional fees may apply. Contact us for exact pricing.
Intermediate: Follows the same structure (lecture, demonstration, practice, homework) as the Basic course, but with a heavier focus on perfecting previously taught commands and working on distance, duration and with distractions. In this course we play a lot of trust building games and exercises structured to help your dog improve his socialization skills and exercises to help them prepare for the Canine Good Citizen exam to be able to go out in public. Commands taught during this 5 week course may include: Go To Bed (a dog bed, crate, towel, etc), Settle (aka. Relax in one spot), Door Boundaries (not rushing through open doors or gates), Heel, Wait, Stay for 25 feet, Stay with Owners Out of Sight, Watch Me (default), and Stay with moderate distractions.
Cost: $325 + Mileage (if located outside of our service area). Includes Four 1-hour sessions. Additional fees may apply. Contact us for exact pricing.
Advanced: Follows the same structure as the Basic and Intermediate Courses, but with even more focus on Distance, Duration and Distraction. At the end of this course your dog should be able to pass a Canine Good Citizen class with flying colors, making your dog a positive ambassador for all doggie-kind out in public. This course will be useful for dogs seeking to become Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs, Working Dogs, Show Dogs, etc, or for the pet parent that wants the perfect dog that always minds his manners, follows his cues the first time, and who wants to have a companion that will be accepted and a joy to be around in public. The world can be a very scary place with something always happening. This class teaches dogs how to live in our world and how to handle new situations with grace and confidence. At the end of this course dogs will have the option to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Cost: $325 + Mileage (if located outside service area). Includes Four 1-hour sessions. Additional fees may apply. Contact us for exact pricing.
Service Dog Training: Email for more information.
Behavior Problem Solutions: sometimes good dogs do bad things and all you might need is a session or two to work on specific behavior issues. Since each dog is different and different behavior problems require different amounts of attention, it is recommended that a consultation be done first either over the phone or in person. Please be aware that some behavior problems may never ever be "cured" as in the case of severe aggression, but most dogs can at least be rehabilitated to the point where they can be successfully managed and still be functional parts of your family. So before you dump the dog, talk to me first! You might be surprised and find that the solution is simpler than you thought!
Cost: $45 for 30-min in-person consultation at PawFection Doggie Daycare in Pasadena OR $65 for 30-min consultation in your home. After consultation, each in-home private training session is $90 per session + Mileage (if located outside service area). Additional fees may apply. Contact us for exact pricing.
Want to schedule a consultation or to sign up for private training? Use our contact form on the right and we will contact you within 48 hours!
By Jessica (by appointment only): Alhambra, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada/Flintridge, Glendale, La Crescenta, Burbank, San Marino, Temple City, Arcadia, Monrovia, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas in the San Gabriel Valley. Have dogs? Will travel to further cities, contact us for pricing info. Additional mileage fees may apply.
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